Spring Break, Key West

In Key West, when Spring Breakers are arrested for minor non-violent crimes, such as disorderly intoxication or a minor in possession of alcohol, they are given the choice of jail time and or fines, accompanied by a criminal record, or they may work cleaning up parks and beaches in the city and, once they spend their allotted time working, their charges are dismissed.

The pictures and video clips below are of two Spring Break visitors who chose to spend a day cleaning a county park, under the supervision of Monroe County Public Works: John Garcia, 19, was arrested for being a minor in possession of alcohol; he is a student at Johnson and Wales University in Miami. Allison Sinclair, 20, was also arrested on that charge; she is a student at the University of Florida. Overseeing their work details is Public Works employee Brian Blattenberg.

Video Clip 1

Video Clip 2

Click below to see a larger version of the photo. If you see one you like, send an email request with the name of the photo to Becky Herrin for a higher quality version.


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